From Potter County Today
Santangelo is eager to work with farmers for research plots to assess the potential for alternative uses, such as different varieties of corn, and to experiment with different options for pest control, weed suppression and other challenges. Northcentral Pennsylvania also has untapped potential for certain crops that can grow well in colder climates. The region can benefit from some of the experiments already conducted on cold-weather plots, she noted. Santangelo said part of her role as an agricultural educator is to monitor and assess those trends so she can serve as a liaison between the scientific and farming communities.
She holds a masters degree in agricultural education from Cornell, and attended Alfred State College and SUNY at Cobleskill, earning degrees in animal science and agricultural business. That latter aspect is critical, Santangelo explained, because beyond all of the science and education is the need for farmers to maintain “a profitable and sustainable business model and to take advantage of wholesale and retail market opportunities.” She welcomes inquiries at 274-8540. (Photo courtesy of Endeavor News.)
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